Pamela Maupin

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The adenomatous polyposis coli protein (APC) is mutated in familial adenomatous polyposis patients as well as in sporadic colorectal tumors. In an attempt to further understand the function of APC, the subcellular localization of APC was examined. Wild-type and mutant forms of APC were expressed in mammalian cells and protein detected by immunofluorescence(More)
Fixation of HeLa cells with a mixture of 100 mM glutaraldehyde, 2 mg/ml tannic acid and 0.5 mg/ml saponin allows the tannic acid to penetrate intact cells without disruption of membranes or extraction of the cytoplasmic matrix. After subsequent treatment with OsO4 cytoplasmic structures are stained so densely that fine details are visible even in very thin(More)
We used purified polyclonal antibodies to human cytoplasmic myosin-IIA and myosin-IIB directly labeled with fluorescent dyes to localize these myosin-II isozymes in HeLa cells, melanoma cells and blood cells. Both antibodies react strongly with myosin-II isozymes in HeLa cells, melanoma cells and blood eosinophils, but only anti-myosin-IIA antibodies stain(More)
We used a glutaraldehyde-tannic acid-saponin fixative to improve the preservation of actin filaments in dividing HeLa cells during preparation for thin sectioning. The contractile ring in the cleavage furrow is composed of a parallel array of actin filaments that circle the equator. We show that many of these actin filaments are arranged in small bundles.(More)
CONTEXT Macrolide antibiotics, including erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin, are the mainstays of empirical pneumonia therapy. Macrolide resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia, is increasing in the United States. Whether resistance is a significant problem or whether macrolides remain(More)
A Staphylococcus aureus isolate with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin was obtained from a dialysis patient with a fatal case of bacteremia. Comparison of the isolate with two methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolated obtained from the same patient 4 months earlier suggests that the S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin emerged from(More)
We used a novel stopped-flow/rapid-freezing machine to prepare the transient intermediates in the actin-myosin adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase) cycle for direct observation by electron microscopy. We focused on the low affinity complexes of myosin-adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and myosin-adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-Pi with actin filaments since the(More)
The cadherin-based transmembrane cell-cell adhesive complex is thought to be composed of a cadherin molecule, a beta-catenin, and an alpha-catenin, which connects the complex to the cytoskeleton. The precise stoichiometry of this complex remains uncertain. We have used a series of recombinant molecules and biophysical techniques to assess the multimeric(More)
Several cytological observations support the idea that actin filaments interact with microtubules, but the strongest evidence comes from biochemical experiments. The cytological observations include the colocalization of microtubules and actin in the mitotic spindle of dividing cells by electron microscopy (1-3) and light microscopy with fluorescent probes(More)
Gastrointestinal disorders of varying severity were observed in 239 (53%) of 455 campers and staff members at a coed summer camp in Sullivan County, New York, during July 1981. Five of seven hospitalized patients had appendectomies before the disease was recognized as yersiniosis. Yersinia enterocolitica serogroup O:8 (American strain) was isolated from 37(More)